After Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protesters drowned him out.
The Democrat revealed he'd say "aye" in Saturday's big Senate vote immediately after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) affirmed she'd do the same in a lengthy speech Friday. Manchin tossed out a quick statement explaining his decision to back the nominee accused of sexual misconduct, and didn't seem to have much more to say when talking with reporters afterwards. Well, not that he could be heard over protesters delivering a Game of Thrones-style "shame" session.
Manchin was predicted to be the last senator to state his stance on Kavanaugh, and his pledge indicates a 51-49 Senate vote to confirm the nominee. Both a Politico report and Manchin's Republican opponent claimed the senator didn't want to be the deciding vote and would wait until Collins spoke to reveal his vote. And with his Friday decision, Manchin proved the rumors true.
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